Patricia Robertson

  • Lipstick mafia flees

    Even though I'm a stalwart Liberal party supporter, I just can't bring myself to vote for Stéphane Dion. I really don't want a Conservative majority, but I can't support the current Liberal leader. A new Harris/Decima poll says that although female support for the Tories has slipped to 34 per cent from 40 per cent, Dion's numbers remain at 27. The lipstick mafia has fled to the Greens, the NDP and the Bloc. Here's why I'm just not that into Dion:

    1) He's myopic: Dion has no original planks to call his own. It's as if the Liberal policy wonks were relaxing at the cottage this summer instead of forging an election platform. Dion has one signature policy: the Green Shift. This is a similar policy to the one he cannily borrowed from the Greens to defeat the more bankable Michael Ignatieff at the Liberal leadership convention. Since late 2006, Dion hasn't removed his celebratory green scarf or developed any other new policies.

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